|Web-Feet's latest SSD
Editor:- September 7, 2010 - Web-Feet Research
has released its second quarter report on Solid State Drives Markets and
Applications, (MS300SSD2-2010), with emphasis on SSDs and flash storage
appliances in the enterprise environment.
Covered in this report are
enterprise usage models and the role SSDs and flash storage appliances play in
the various applications. Also covered are how SSDs and flash storage
appliances are positioned in the DAS, NAS, and SAN enterprise architectures and
the role these devices have in server and storage virtualization.
Marketing would also like to remind you there are only 2 weeks left to
register for the Non-Volatile
Memory Conference - "Developing Successful Strategies for the NVM
Revolution: 2010-2020" on Wednesday, September 22nd at the Biltmore Hotel
in Santa Clara, CA. See also:-
SSD market analysts,
new Samsung phone flash
Editor:- September 7, 2010 -
today introduced high-performance 16GB
embedded memory chips for use in smartphones.
A new feature enables the
host to interrupt a previously written write so as to respond sooner to
a higher priority read.
A new way of looking at the Enterprise SSD market
September 6, 2010 - in a
published today on the home page of StorageSearch.com I suggest a new
way of looking at all "enterprise SSDs" to help you cut more
quickly through the tangle of new SSD web content which grows bigger than the
hours in the day you've got to think about it.
Recovering Data from Drowned / Flooded Hard Drives
September 3, 2010 - the names may change but the damage which can be done by
seasonal hurricanes like
remains a hovering background menace for those in the affected regions.
things that can happen to mess up your life are bad enough - but what about the
clean up afterwards?
Knowing how to handle a soggy
hard drive can make the
difference between a successful
data recovery and
loss. You can unwittingly make things worse.
The guidelines in
the classic article -
Data from Drowned / Flooded Hard Drives by Simon
Steggles, Director of
Disklabs are just as
relevant today as when they were published.
read it now
while your computer is still working so you understand what to do if this ever
happens to you or someone you know.)
Viterbi joins Link_A_Media board
2, 2010 - Link_A_Media
Devices recently announced that Dr. Andrew Viterbi has joined
board of directors.
have followed Link_A_Media's progress for some time and find its culture of
innovation compelling. The company has already emerged as the technology leader
in the data storage application with its introduction of Low Density Parity
Check SoC products in the mobile
hard disk market,"
said Dr. Viterbi. "With its strong financial backing, customer traction,
technology leadership and executive team, the company is well positioned to
deliver compelling SoC solutions to the broad data storage market."
The LAMD LDPC data
recovery architecture can tolerate significantly more noise on the recording
medium at the expense of increased complexity relative to
Solomon decoders. LAMD's current LDPC-based SOC device reduces the number
of errors read from a disk from 1 in 100 to 1 in 100 Million bits of data,
relative to the previously-used concatenated coding schemes. This enables more
efficient utilization of the available disk surface to store more data and
reduce the cost per gigabyte of storage.
see the storage future at Storage Visions 2011
September 1, 2010 - StorageSearch.com
today confirmed it is a media sponsor for the 10th annual Storage Visions conference
taking place January 4 - 5, 2011 at the Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.
event theme is - New Dimensions Drive Digital Storage.
context those dimensions are spatial - as more pixels need to be stored and
manipulated to support increasing video content resolution and stereoscopic
I couldn't remember how many of these past events we've
sponsored. Then I found the answer - since 2003.
The storage market
has changed a lot in that time but nothing like it's going to change in the
future. Vendors and oems have to anticipate the future and lay down plans to
adapt and thrive in new emerging markets. If they get it right - they get
another chance to compete and evolve. If they get it wrong...
|Above is the Storage Visions
event banner which we ran here in 2003. If you click this one you'll go back in
time to the old web site. Below is the Storage Visions event banner for 2011.
If you click that one (and attend the event) you'll race forwards in time.|
|why the notebook
SSD crystal ball is still murky|
Editor:- September 1, 2010 -
yesterday a reader (Andrew Hancox) sent me a list of 10 key questions
about the future of the SSD market.
His 1st question was - "How
long do you think it will be before the pricing of SSDs comes down to a level
where they are a viable option to be used as primary drives in portable devices
for mainstream consumers?"
Although I've been posing and
answering that same question since before the SSD notebook market existed - I've
come up with a
0 to 100 - rear view mirroring the SATA SSD market
September 1, 2010 - if you're a newcomer to the SSD market you might get the
impression that SATA SSDs ARE the SSD market!
I've updated my
introductory article on
the SATA SSD page to reflect how this segment of the SSD market got from
zero to where it is today - with 100 active oems.
Why the headline "rear
view mirroring"? - As well as being a retrospective article on how we got
here - this month is the
of PCIe SSD search
volume overtaking that of 2.5"
|"before long - nearly
all flash SSDs will have to use adaptive R/W controller schemes similar to the
techniques pioneered in the enterprise by Stec's
|adaptive R/W &
DSP ECC for SSDs - What is it? Who does it? Why it is changing business in
the SSD market?|
|SSD Pricing -
where does all the money go?|
|SSDs are among the most
expensive computer hardware products you will ever buy. |
the factors which determine SSD costs is often a confusing and irritating
|| ...not made any easier when
market prices for identical capacity SSDs can vary more than 100x to 1!
Why is that? ...read
| SSD videos|
|Editor:- whenever I'm asked
-"What do you do for a living?" - the answer I come up with is - "I
waste my time so my readers don't have to waste theirs."|
things are so time-wasting on the web - in my opinion - as videos which talk
SSD market. In 99.9% of
cases the same points have already been made - earlier, better, and 30x
quicker - on static webpages.
It's years since a reader asked me
- "Why isn't there a directory of
SSD videos on
- there is now. I created s short list from the tens of thousands of hours I've
spent reading and writing about SSDs. It really is short.